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The ypbind service must not be running if no network services utilizing it are enabled.


Finding ID Version Rule ID IA Controls Severity
V-240429 VRAU-SL-000540 SV-240429r671028_rule Medium
Disabling the "ypbind" service ensures the system is not acting as a client in a NIS or NIS+ domain when not required.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.x SLES Security Technical Implementation Guide 2023-09-22


Check Text ( C-43662r671026_chk )
If network services are using the "ypbind" service, this is not applicable.

To check that the "ypbind" service is disabled in system boot configuration, run the following command:

# chkconfig "ypbind" --list

Output should indicate the "ypbind" service has either not been installed, or has been disabled at all run levels, as shown in the example below:

ypbind 0:off 1:off 2:off 3:off 4:off 5:off 6:off

Run the following command to verify "ypbind" is disabled through current runtime configuration:

# service ypbind status

If the service is disabled the command will return the following output:

Checking for service ypbind unused

If the service is running, this is a finding.
Fix Text (F-43621r671027_fix)
The "ypbind" service can be disabled with the following command:

# chkconfig ypbind off